The President, has rejected an offer by his government to purchase five (5) new armored vehicles. According to sources the purchase of five new armored Mercedes Benz S-600 (V222) cars would be worth N400m.
The president got to know of the plan when the Permanent Secretary, State House, Mr. Nebolisa Emodi, was briefing him of his ministry’s activities on Wednesday.
Displeased by the development, the President was said to have told Emodi that the purchase was unnecessary.
Describing it as a waste, the source said Buhari told the permanent secretary that the cars he inherited from former President Goodluck Jonathan were good for him.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, however confirmed the development that Buhari had suspended approval for the purchase of the new cars.
Shehu said the President would continue to use the cars left behind by Jonathan in keeping with his commitment to prudent management of national resources.